We are living in a fast paced society. We drive fast, eat fast, walk fast...I get it, you gotta keep moving! BUT would it kill anyone to say "hello" or "good morning" or at least spare a smile? We all have our own stuff going on. At one point or another life has been unkind to each and every one of us. I get that your having a bad day today, because I had one yesterday. Stop and say "good morning" to someone on the street, you may just make their day. One friendly face may have been all that person needed to turn their day around. So, so what if the girl at the check out was rude. When that happens you have two choices. You can choose to be rude right back to her and now not only is she still having a bad day but now you are in a bad mood too, OR you can choose to smile at her and tell her to have a great day, you never know, maybe she will. And as a side note if you ever happen to see a mother out struggling to control her kids, nothing she says to you can be taken as rude. She gets an automatic pass (yes, this means you must smile and tell her to have a good day) because believe me wrestleling children into shopping carts, carriages and car seats will make even the nicest person a bit grumpy. So what I am saying is that you should start your day with a smile on your face and spread it to as many people as you can. Tomorrow might be your bad day and you will need someone to lend you a smile in return.
Oh, and on another side note if you ever see a mother with her children and carriage and diaper bags and other assorted paraphernalia that she is carrying around, you had better hold the darn door for her!
To the lady who walked through the open door that I was struggling to pull my carriage through while talking on her cell phone last week...eff you! Oops...I mean, have a great day! :)
Do something kind for someone today, then come back later and tell me about it!
Have a happy Tuesday!